An Unbelievable Year: 2020 through the lens
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An Unbelievable Year: 2020 through the lens

The year brought uncertainty, perturbation and a near-apocalyptic world which we thought we wouldn't see outside of the big screen. TBC puts together all the highlights of the year

As we look back at the last 12 months, we can see a year that we hope to never witness again in our lifetime. The year brought uncertainty, perturbation and a near-apocalyptic world which we thought we wouldn't see outside of the big screen. But as the curtain starts to descend on 2020, The Bridge Chronicle takes a look at the power of hope and determination that resides in all humans.

Here's a look at 2020's most defining and memorable moments through the lens.

Bushfires in Australia
Bushfires in AustraliaSAEED KHAN / AFP

A firefighter walks past burning trees during combat against bushfires around the town of Nowra in the Australian state of New South Wales on December 31, 2019. Thousands of holidaymakers and locals were forced to flee to beaches in fire-ravaged southeast Australia on December 31, as blazes ripped through popular tourist areas leaving no escape by land.

Kennedy Avenue in Santiago
Kennedy Avenue in SantiagoMARTIN BERNETTI / AFP

Aerial view of empty Kennedy Avenue in Santiago, Chile, on March 27, 2020. That day, more than 1.3 million people, seven of the main communes of Santiago, entered into total quarantine for a week. Following this, suspension of classes due to the coronavirus epidemic left 1,610 confirmed cases and four deceased.

A nurse cleans a patient with COVID-19
A nurse cleans a patient with COVID-19John Moore/Getty Images/AFP

A nurse cleans a patient with COVID-19 on a ventilator at a Stamford Hospital Intensive Care Unit on April 24, 2020 in Stamford, Connecticut. The hospital opened additional ICUs to deal the the vast number of people suffering from the coronavirus pandemic, and roughly half of the patients at the hospital were COVID-19 positive. Stamford, with it's close proximity to New York City, has the highest number of COVID-19 patients in the state.

Police hold batons as they stand guard near the 5th police precinct during a demonstration to call for justice for George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota
Police hold batons as they stand guard near the 5th police precinct during a demonstration to call for justice for George Floyd in Minneapolis, MinnesotaCHANDAN KHANNA / AFP

May 30, 2020: Police hold batons as they stand guard near the 5th police precinct during a demonstration to call for justice for George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Minneapolis city council voted to slash nearly $8 million from its police budget on December 10, 2020, as it seeked to overhaul its force in the wake of the killing of George Floyd, US media reported.

A person celebrates a fedral law that LGBTQ workers from discrimination in Washington,DC
A person celebrates a fedral law that LGBTQ workers from discrimination in Washington,DCJIM WATSON / AFP

June 15, 2020: A man waves a rainbow flag in front of the US Supreme Court that released a decision that said federal law protects LGBTQ workers from discrimination in Washington,DC. The US Supreme Court on December 7, 2020 upheld a policy in Oregon public schools that allowed transgender students to use the bathrooms and locker rooms matching their gender identity.

Orthodox believers protested against turning the historic Hagia Sophia in Istanbul to a mosque
Orthodox believers protested against turning the historic Hagia Sophia in Istanbul to a mosque Louisa Gouliamaki / AFP

July 24, 2020: Orthodox faithful attended a special service at Athens Metropolitan Church. Simultaneously, Orthodox believers protested against turning the historic Hagia Sophia in Istanbul to a mosque, after serving for more than 80 years as museum.

memorial for US Army Specialist Vanessa Guillen at Power House Gym in Houston
memorial for US Army Specialist Vanessa Guillen at Power House Gym in Houston

August 14, 2020: Candles and flowers decorated a makeshift memorial for US Army Specialist Vanessa Guillen at Power House Gym in Houston, Texas. She was murdered on April 22, 2020 by another enlisted soldier at Fort Hood, Texas which has been dubbed as the US military's "most crime-ridden post".

Fire broke out on the island of Lesbos
Fire broke out on the island of LesbosANGELOS TZORTZINIS / AFP

A boy carries a child in his arms as migrants flee the Moria camp after a fire broke out, on the island of Lesbos on September 9, 2020. Thousands of asylum seekers on the Greek island of Lesbos fled for their lives as a huge fire ripped through the country's largest and most notorious migrant facility.

Palestinians gathered to protest against the French president, in the al-Aqsa mosque compound
Palestinians gathered to protest against the French president, in the al-Aqsa mosque compoundAHMAD GHARABLI / AFP

Palestinians gathered to protest against the French president, in the al-Aqsa mosque compound, in the Old City of Jerusalem on October 30, 2020. President Emmanuel Macron criticised Islamists and vowed not to "give up cartoons" depicting the Prophet Mohammed. Macron's comments came in response to the beheading of a teacher, Samuel Paty, outside his school in a suburb outside Paris. He had shown cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed during a class on free speech.

A Donald Trump supporter clashed with a demonstrator at Black Lives Matter
A Donald Trump supporter clashed with a demonstrator at Black Lives MatterOlivier DOULIERY / AFP

November 3, 2020: A Donald Trump supporter clashed with a demonstrator at Black Lives Matter plaza across from the White House on Election Day in Washington, DC.

 "Hug Room" amid the new coronavirus pandemic.
"Hug Room" amid the new coronavirus pandemic. Piero CRUCIATTI / AFP

A resident of the Domenico Sartor nursing home in Castelfranco Veneto, near Venice, hugging her visiting daughter on November 11, 2020 through a plastic screen in a so-called "Hug Room" amid the new coronavirus pandemic.

People mourn at the loss of 
Argentinian football legend Diego Maradona
People mourn at the loss of Argentinian football legend Diego Maradona RONALDO SCHEMIDT / AFP

Father-daughter mourn at a gathering in Obelisk to pay homage to Argentinian football legend Diego Maradona. The legendary footballer died in Buenos Aires, on November 25, 2020.

A pro-democracy supporter showed a sign for pro-democracy activists Agnes Chow, Ivan Lam and Joshua Wong
A pro-democracy supporter showed a sign for pro-democracy activists Agnes Chow, Ivan Lam and Joshua Wong Peter PARKS / AFP

December 2, 2020: A pro-democracy supporter showed a sign for pro-democracy activists Agnes Chow, Ivan Lam and Joshua Wong outside teh court in Hong Kong. The three were sentenced after pleading guilty to inciting a rally during pro-democracy protests in 2019, that deepned the crackdown against Beijing's critics.

Farmers protest at Delhi-Haryana state border
Farmers protest at Delhi-Haryana state borderSajjad HUSSAIN / AFP

Indian farmers shouting slogans during a nationwide general strike to protest against the recent agricultural reforms at the Delhi-Haryana state border in Singhu on December 8, 2020.

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